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On Monday, October 25th, members from Local 1803 visited the offices of Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks. Local 1803 raised money this year through the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts....
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Please consider purchasing 2021 Reading Fire Department Toy Drive apparel to help us get toys for local kids in need this Christmas. We appreciate you helping us in this great cause! Link posted below...
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Hired on February 1st of 1995, Judd Weber began his firefighting career on the C-Platoon where he was assigned as a jumper after graduating the fire academy. Firefighter Weber remained a jumper on C-s...
Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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Congratulations to the 2021 recruit class on their graduation of the fire academy. The recruit class has finished 6 months of strenuous training led by Lieutenant Batz and now will be assigned to stre...
Call history
Monday, March 10th, 2014
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0015 hours / 1119 Muhlenberg Streeet / Box 06-02 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke inside a dwelling at 1117 Muhlenberg Street. Engine 1 o/s with nothing showing. Crews found smoke inside the dwelling next door at 1119, A 2½ story MOR.
Friday, March 7th, 2014
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1630 hours / 1600 block North 5th Street / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a reported vehicle accident. Engine 9 on scene with 1 vehicle spun off the street, and 1 into the fence at Vince's Towing.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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1736 hours / 319 South 13th Street / Box 06-02 / D platoonCompanies arrived to find a 2½ story walk-up with fire showing from the first floor rear. Crews encountered high heat on the 2nd floor and found heavy fire extending into 2 bedrooms via a rear staircase.
Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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information from Lieutenant Scot Landis0231 hours / 1009 Greenwich Street / Box 09-03 / C platoonReading Police on scene with a smoke condition in the block and fire showing inside a dwelling. Engine 9 arrived with a 2 story attached to a 2 car garage with fire on the second floor.
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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information from Lieutenant Scot Landis0117 hours / 229 North 9th Street / Box 01-02 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a building on fire with someone trapped inside. Units o/s moments later with a 3 story MOR with fire showing from the 2nd floor.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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02:48 hrs / 337 Pear Street / Box 03-01 / D PlatoonAs companies had just begun to return to quarters following the fire on Cedar St, the box was transmitted for a reported house fire with entrapment on Pear Street.
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2347 hrs / 332 Cedar Street / Box 1-02 / D PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke from the dwelling. Companies arrived with heavy smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story end-of-the-row. As 1 3/4" lines were placed in service, crews encountered fire on both the first and second floors.
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2333 hrs / 347 Spring Garden St / Box 6-02 / D PlatoonAs some companies were being released from a 6-02 box for an oil burner malfunction at 1235 Cotton St and E3 and L1 continued to operate on the Pear Street incident, the 6-02 box was again transmitted for a reported house fire at 347 Spring Gard...
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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2152 hours / 151 Pear Street / Box 3-02 / D platoonThe box was transmitted for a reported fire on the 2nd floor. Engine 3 arrived with a 2 1/2 story middle-of-the-row dwelling with fire showing from the 2nd floor rear.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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2003 hours / 1514 N Front Street / Box 07-03 / D platoonEngine 7 o/s with a 2.5 story twin, smoke showing from the 1st floor. 2 l/s/o. Fire under control with overhaul at 2037 hours. Searches proved negative.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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1414 hours / 737 Bingaman Street / Box 01-03 / A platoonEngine 1 o/s with a 2 story end of the row, smoke showing from the 2nd floor. One line stretched and operating on a fire in the basement. All searches clear, several dogs removed from the dwelling.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
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information from firefighter Ron Frey2219 hours / Hampden Blvd & Union Streets / D platoonMultiple calls being received for a car accident. Engine 9 on scene with downed utility pole at Union & Hampden, and a heavily damaged vehicle 50 yards further on Hampden.
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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2042 hours / 422 S 5th St / Box 05-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a building. Engine 5 arrived with smoke from a second floor window of a 3 story MOR. 2 lines stretched, fire contained to room of origin and under control at 2103 hours.
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information from firefighter Tim Conti1646 hours / 450 Riverfront Dr / Box 05-01 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched for a fire on the roof around a ventilation system. Engine 5 & Car 5 arrived on location to find employees attempting to contain a fire that appeared to have started in a rolling mac...
Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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20:25 hours / 2234 Northmont Blvd / Box 09-01 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for fire on a roof around a chimney. Engine 9 arrived on scene of a 3 story semi-detached with smoke from the 3rd floor and flames in the eves.
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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16:28 hours / 1141 Elm Street / Box #01-01 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a structure fire with a person trapped. Engine 1 on scene with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 3rd floor.
Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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08:40 hours / 129 & 131 West Elm Street / Box 03-01 / C platoonWith companies dispatched to the 600 block of North 9th street for a reported garage fire, Chief Serba(C4) advised he was going to investigate a column of smoke from the Front & Buttonwood area.
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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09:20 hours / 1130 Marion Street / Box #09-02 / D PlatoonThe alarm of fire was transmitted when the occupant reported flames in the first floor of the dwelling. Engine 9 reported smoke showing from their quarters a few blocks away and declared a working fire.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt04:06 hours / 1220 Perkiomen Ave / Box #06-01 / C platoonCompanies on scene with a 3 story occupied multiple-dwelling with smoke showing on the 2nd floor. Firefighters stretched a line to apartment 4 on the second floor with fire in the walls of a bathroom.
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt with corrections by Chief Frank Nefos13:33 hours / 824 Franklin Street / Box 01-03 / D platoonCompanies on scene with a working fire at a 2½ story end of row dwelling.

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